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Where are we located?

11 State Road 50
Glorieta NM 87535

Glorieta Camps is located right of I-25 at exit 299. If you are using GPS or maps, make sure to type in Glorieta Conference Center or Glorieta Camps and it will direct you to camp.

From I-25 N (from Santa Fe): Take exit 299 and follow the signs to Glorieta Conference Center. (Take a left at the stop sign, cross over the interstate, and then take the second left onto NM 50).
From I-25 S (from Las Vegas, NM): Take exit 299 and follow the signs to Glorieta Conference Center. (You’ll turn right at the first intersection and then immediately left at the intersection of NM 50).

What's the weather & elevation?

At 7,500 feet we are high in the mountains. With the high elevation in a dry climate, visitors can experience altitude sickness so be sure to drink lots of water! In the Fall expect to see temperatures in the 20’s & 30’s at night and 50’s and 60’s during the day! In the spring, the winter and snow can stick around for a while so you may see some snow during your visit, average temps can range from the 30’s to 50’s.

When are meals served?

If you are joining us for any meals, you can expect those at 8:00 AM for breakfast, Noon for lunch and 6:30 PM for dinner. Because we serve meals family style, we do ask for all groups to arrive on time for meals!

How is the cell coverage & WiFi?

Sometimes technology needs to come with you to camp. Although we encourage disconnecting and spending time focusing on your goals while at Glorieta Camps, we do have cell coverage for most providers and a guest WiFi network is available! WiFi is also provided in most meeting rooms if you need access for any of your programming.

What is available while my group is at camp?

Several activities are available for your group during your time at camp! If you have any free-time that you are not sure how to fill, you are welcome to use any of our free activities:

  • Disc Golf (bring your own discs)
  • GaGa Ball Pits
  • Putt Putt Golf Course (balls are $0.25 at the course – or bring your own)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Sports Courts: Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Horseshoes (equipment is provided)
  • Rock Climbing Structures at the HUB
What's Glorieta's mission?

We are here to inspire Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships and Biblical truth.

What should I/my camper bring with them to camp?

The items brought to camp will depend on how long you/your camper is staying at camp, but our packing list is listed below:

  • If you are staying in a Hotel-Style Room or 162 Oak Lodge (Coffee Lodge) – bedding and towels are included
  • Staying in Dorm Rooms of one of our other lodges – please bring your bedding, towels, blankets and any other linens with you
  • Feel free to bring any fans or space heaters with you
  • Toiletries – Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, soap…the usual.
  • Tote or Toiletries Bag – To take your items to and from the shower.
  • Towels – One for the shower and one for the lake.
  • T-Shirts – Bring several that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please leave shirts at home with statements, logos, graphics, or pictures of companies, bands, or other entities that represent ideals that are in conflict to Christian values.
  • Light Jacket / Long Sleeves – Bring clothes you can layer.
  • Jeans/Long Pants – Bring several pairs for adventure and to stay warm.
  • Shoes – comfortable walking shoes and shower shoes are encouraged
  • Socks & Underwear – Bring extra of both, it’s an Adventure Camp! Warm wool socks with ample cushion are recommended for hiking.
  • Rainwear – A rain jacket or poncho will be the most important of these items.
  • Hat/Bandana – We recommend bringing a warmer hat for when temperatures drop.
  • Gloves – It can get chilly in the spring and fall. You may want a pair of light, water-resistant gloves for when it does.
  • Winter Coat – If you are attending in the cooler months, bring a well-insulated, weather-resistant coat.
  • Bible, Notebook, Pen
  • Water bottles – Two large (32 oz) water bottles (minimum). Due to the high elevation and degree of activity, hydration is an essential part of the Glorieta Camps experience. We have Nalgene water bottles for sale at our Glorieta Outfitters camp store.
  • Hydration Backpack (optional) – These are nice along with, or instead of, water bottles.
  • Flashlight or Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen and Insect Repellant
  • Backpack
  • Spending Funds (optional) – We accept debit and credit cards, tap-tp-pay and camp credit at our retail locations.
  • Camera
  • Medications – These all need to be turned in to your Group Leader
  • Earplugs – If you’re a light sleeper.
How much should I send with my camper for the camp store?

Glorieta Camps is cashless but we do offer camp credit for purchase so you do not have to send a credit card with your child. Credit can be purchased in your online account. Please check in with your group leader to make sure retail times are included in the retreat schedule.

The amount you provide for your child is up to your discretion but items in the store have a wide range and include things like stickers, t-shirts, hoodies, water bottles and more. You can view most of the items in our online shop (!

Do you accommodate food allergies?

At this time, Glorieta Camps can accommodate gluten-free diets for $3 per meal per person, please communicate those to your group leader so we are prepared to serve you! We are a nut free kitchen but there are items in our retail stores that contain nuts or are processed on equipment that has been in contact with nuts so be sure to read labels.

If you have more severe allergies, there is an allergy area in the dining hall with a fridge and microwave and you are welcome to bring items to supplement your meals.

Is there a place where clothes can be washed?

We do not have any public laundry facilities so please plan to bring enough items with you!

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